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Re: [fluid-dev] MIDI piano + sustain pedal realism

From: Aere Greenway
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] MIDI piano + sustain pedal realism
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2018 19:46:04 -0600
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On 08/03/2018 07:01 PM, S. wrote:
The sustain pedal works, but not like a real piano. After hitting some keys, releasing the keys, and then immediately depressing the sustain pedal while there is still residual resonant sound, it does not sustain the resonant sound. At least, it normally doesn't

With a physical piano, when you hit a key, the damper-pad for that note raises up, so the string will make the sound of the note, and when you release the key, the damper-pad for that note will come down against the string, damping (ending) the sound of the note.

I think, if after playing a note, you very quickly pressed the sustain pedal (before the note has completely died) the remaining sound of the note will then resonate with the strings of other notes, since the sustain pedal raises all the damper pads off of the strings for all of the notes.

As far as I know, MIDI doesn't work that way.  Any notes that are still playing (a note-on, but not yet a note-off) when the sustain pedal is pressed, will be sustained (keep playing, even after a note-off for the note is received), until you release the sustain pedal.

Hopefully, you are not actually talking about the sostenuto (middle) pedal, which does something very different from the sustain-pedal.


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